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Twin Waters

Dr Gawie Roux

General Practitioner

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Dr Gawie Roux

General Practitioner

Dr Gawie Roux, known to his patients as “Dr Harvey”, has 30 years’ experience in general and gynaecological surgery. Over the last 10 years, Dr Roux has focused more heavily on his area of special interest – skin cancer. While living in Cardwell in North Queensland, he opened his first dedicated skin cancer clinic. After moving to Toowoomba in 2015, Dr Roux opened a new skin clinic and has now branched out further by joining the team at Medicrew Twin Waters. In his spare time, Dr Roux is doing his Masters Degree in Skin Cancer at the University of Queensland, an extremely valuable qualification. Dr Roux and Hannelie are also keen cattle farmers and hold the index herd for Nguni Cattle in Australia. They also developed an innovative feeding device over the last 5 years for patients with difficulties swallowing and were awarded a rare Queensland Government grant for the achievement.

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Dr Sona K Rao

Paediatrician

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Dr Sona K Rao

Paediatrician

Dr Sona K Rao, MBBS, DCH, FRACP, is a General Paediatrician and Child Specialist. Dr Sona has a special interest in Neurodevelopmental, Sleep and Respiratory problems. Dr Sona also offers appointments for behavioural issues (ADHD, ASD), bed wetting, growth problems, feeding problems, asthma, eczema, fussy babies, developmental issues, emotional problems, obesity, infections, constipation/soiling (encopresis), school/family problems and chronic abdominal pain. When she’s not busy helping children, Dr Sona enjoys visiting her two sons and travelling the world with her husband.

Buderim

Dr Bill Smith

General Practitioner

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Dr Bill Smith

General Practitioner

After completing an Honours degree in Biology at James Cook University, Dr Smith returned to Brisbane to study medicine at the University of Queensland. He was awarded a John Flynn Scholarship and was the beneficiary of a RAMUS scholarship. He completed his clinical years and residency at the Townsville and Cairns Base Hospitals and then studied for the Fellowship of General Practice in South East Queensland. Dr Smith has a special interest in men’s health, managing chronic disease and remote area medicine. When not at work he enjoys sailing and bushwalking.

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Dr Chris Iredia

General Practitioner

Twin Waters

Dr Chris Iredia

General Practitioner

Dr Chris (FRACGP, MPH, DCH, MBBS) came to Australia in 2009 where he did some further training in emergency medicine in Rockhampton Hospital from 2009 to 2011. He then moved to Kalgoorlie in 2011 where he did rural GP training. This included a lot of Emergency Department work, inpatient hospital admissions and working in a busy GP clinic while obtaining his Australian FRACGP qualifications in 2013. Dr Chris has the following areas of expertise and interest: skin cancers and dermoscopy, diabetes, preventive cardiovascular, renal and other chronic disease management, aged care medicine and men’s health.
Dr Chris is constantly upskilling and has a Professional Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery.

Twin Waters

Dr Rachelle Smyth

General Practitioner

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Dr Rachelle Smyth

General Practitioner

Dr Rachelle Smyth (MBChB RCGP RACGP) completed her medical training in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1998 with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery (MBChB.) She has worked in various hospital positions including emergency medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, ear nose and throat, and diabetes. She did her GP training in rural Scotland and Oxfordshire, England, and became a Fellow of General Practice in 2005 (RCGP / RACGP).

Rachelle enjoys travelling and has worked in hospitals and GP surgeries in Scotland, England, Ireland, and New Zealand. Rachelle, her husband and their 2 young boys decided to move to Australia in 2009 and Rachelle worked in a Cairns GP clinic for 2 years before moving to the Sunshine Coast 4 years ago. Rachelle feels she has found the place where she wants to settle and is excited to work with Medicrew. She is interested in all areas of General Practice including kids' health, women's health, antenatal care, chronic disease care, mental health care and musculoskeletal health. Rachelle also enjoys running, cycling, surfing and hanging out with her boys when she has a spare moment.

Buderim

Dr Jason Miller

General Practitioner

Beachmere

Dr Jason Miller

General Practitioner

Dr Miller was born in WA and raised in Warnbro and Karratha. He recently moved to the Sunshine Coast with his wife and two young children for a sea change and to enjoy our warm weather. Before qualifying as a doctor, Dr Miller was a primary school teacher in WA and England as well as a physiotherapist in both private practice and with the navy's special forces team. In keeping with his spirit of adventure, Dr Miller also enjoyed a stint in the Army Reserve as a Combat Engineer and a role as a Naval Officer and doctor with the Royal Australian Navy. In his spare time, Dr Miller enjoys being a martial arts instructor in Hapkido.

Beachmere

James Denton

Nurse Practitioner (Director)

Beachmere

James Denton

Nurse Practitioner (Director)

James (Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing, Graduate Certificate of Emergency Nursing, Masters of Advanced Practice Emergency, Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), Certificate in Primary Care Skin Medicine) has over 20 years’ experience working in the medical industry both in acute and chronic disease care settings. James ran a peritoneal dialysis program for south western Queensland, then delved into the world of emergency care in the public hospital system. James has worked in hospital emergency departments for the past 16 years, including as a Nurse Practitioner for the last 8 of those years. James was the first NP in Queensland to be endorsed and accepted under the accreditation process by Queensland Health to work in General Practice. James enjoyed looking after patients at Wamuran Medical Centre for 12 months.

James has interests in emergent acute care, acute orthopaedic and MSK management of sporting injuries. James has trained with Dr David Ballantyne in cosmetic injectables and continues this in his practice today. James has also worked in Papua New Guinea providing medical care to remote research crews on exploration for oil and gas.

Beachmere

Steve Jones

Nurse Practitioner (Director)

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Steve Jones

Nurse Practitioner (Director)

Steve (Certificate in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine from the University of Queensland, Grad.Dip. Occupational Health & Safety, Diploma in Work Health and Safety, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), Grad. Dip. in Critical Care, Bachelor of Nursing and a Diploma of Applied Science) has interests in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Occupational Health including Workcover and Pre-employment Medicals, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Immunisations and Paediatrics..

Steve has over 20 years of Emergency experience throughout Sydney and the Sunshine Coast. In Sydney he has worked at Prince of Wales, Prince Henry, Royal Prince Alfred, Royal North Shore and St. Vincents’ Hospitals in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units and Cardio-Thoracic ICU. He spent over 10 years providing medical care in the highlands of Papua New Guinea for Oil Search. Since 2015, Steve has been working in General Practice with Medicrew at the Twin Waters clinic. He continues to work in the Emergency Department in Nambour and Caloundra Hospitals as a locum. In his spare time Steve enjoys travelling, NRL (Sydney Roosters supporter from way back) and spending time with his wife and 3 lovely kids.

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David Armstrong

Nurse Practitioner

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David Armstrong

Nurse Practitioner

David has a keen interest in Primary Healthcare, Chronic Disease Management, Immunisation and Preventative medicine. David completed his Masters of Nurse Practitioner Studies in 2013 at the University of Queensland in the area of General Practice/Primary Healthcare. David has over 10 years’ nursing experience working in both tertiary and primary care, with extensive experience in the sub-specialty of Ophthalmology. David also has experience running nurse-led Chronic Disease Management clinics and implementing programs to improve patient care in General Practice. He is passionate about improving the primary healthcare system and the lives of patients living with chronic conditions.

Buderim

John Degan

Nurse Practitioner

Twin Waters

John Degan

Nurse Practitioner

John (Masters of Applied Science – Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate of Emergency Care, Certificate IV Training and Education)
has over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. He has been a practising Nurse Practitioner for over 5 years focusing on Emergency and Primary Health Care. John was one of the first Nurse Practitioners to work on the Sunshine Coast after having completed his training at both Nambour and Caloundra Hospitals. When not working, John enjoys outdoor activities and spending quality time with the family.

Twin Waters

Shannan Opia

Nurse Practitioner

Beachmere

Shannan Opia

Nurse Practitioner

Shannan completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University in 2000, and has since pursued studies in Midwifery, Sexual and Reproductive Health followed by a Masters Degree (Nurse Practitioner.) She has worked in a range of clinical settings in Queensland, including large metropolitan hospitals and remote Primary Health Care Clinics. Shannan enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children and swimming at the beach.

Beachmere

Denise Simmons

Nurse Practitioner

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Denise Simmons

Nurse Practitioner

With a Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), BA Health Science (Nursing), Grad. Dip Nursing, Diploma in Health Management, Certificates in Rural & Remote, Coronary Care, Palliative Care, Sports Medicine and endorsement as a Midwife, Denise is a highly qualified professional with a wealth of experience.

Denise has worked in and been manager of Accident and Emergency, Coronary Care and Intensive Care departments aross different areas of Queensland and was also successful in her role as Director of Juvenile Justice Prison at Westbrook. After moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2005, Denise established a much needed Palliative Community Service and currently operates a Community Service for Chronic Disease. With Medicrew, Denise would like to continue this valuable service to help people with diseases that require continued management.

When Denise gets a spare moment, she enjoys her grandchildren and gardening and is also a strong supporter of Australian Open Tennis and Rugby League (Cowboys).

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Marg Adams

Nurse Practitioner

Buderim

Marg Adams

Nurse Practitioner

Marg is an experienced Registered Nurse (30 years) and Nurse Practitioner (10 years). Her extensive clinical and professional expertise extends across acute care, specialist palliative care, hospice, residential aged care and primary care settings. Marg is focused on providing holistic care and ensuring quality health outcomes for patients. Her specialty interests include Chronic Disease Management, Aged Care and Palliative Care.

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Anthony Wollaston

Nurse Practitioner

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Anthony Wollaston

Nurse Practitioner

Anthony has enjoyed a career as a health professional for 25 years and has a Masters of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Health Science and Graduate Certificate in Midwifery. He has been a practising Nurse Practitioner for over 8 years focusing on Emergency and Primary Health Care. Anthony has considerable experience dealing with acute orthopaedic injuries and has a keen interest in nutrition and exercise. He is married with two children and enjoys trekking and aquatic activities.

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Didi Cragg

Clinical Psychologist

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Didi Cragg

Clinical Psychologist

Dinusha (Didi) is a psychologist and personal trainer who has a passion for providing an integrative and holistic approach to psychological services focussing on clients’ strengths, building resilience, fostering positive change, and assisting clients to achieve their personal wellness and health goals.

Warm & genuine, Did has experience in providing a range of psychological therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions. Didi has delivered evidence-based psychological treatment to individuals across the lifespan and from varying cultural backgrounds, and she has previously worked at a university providing counselling services to university students.

Didi has a special interest in working with adults, adolescents, children and couples, as well as assisting people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to; depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, eating and body image related concerns, OCD, assisting with healthy lifestyle and behaviour changes to enhance wellbeing, managing stress and adjusting to life stressors, trauma, alcohol and drug dependence, and grief and loss. Didi has authored two research papers on the influence of the media on men and women’s body image and she has also been a guest speaker on a body image expert panel.

Didi is registered with the Psychology

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Andrea Denton

Practice Manager

Beachmere

Andrea Denton

Practice Manager

Andrea comes to Medicrew with over 20 years’ experience in Admin/Practice Management. She has worked in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Wamuran and Caboolture. Andrea enjoys her new role with Medicrew overseeing the management of both clinics. Andrea is a great problem solver and enjoys a challenge. When she’s not working at the clinic, Andrea enjoys spending time with her two children.

Beachmere

Anita Johnson

Practice Manager

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Anita Johnson

Practice Manager

Anita joined Medicrew Buderim early in 2017 and brings with her extensive experience in the areas of general practice, specialist practice, nursing and allied health. Anita found her passion in teaching and sharing her knowledge of the medical industry to administrators and nurses and thoroughly enjoyed the rewarding results from her students’ continued success. Returning to GP world has been her ultimate goal as she misses the patient contact and the joy of being clinically ‘hands on’. Outside of work, Anita loves spending time with her family, exercising and socialising with her girlfriends (especially weekends away). Kayaking, cruising on her bike and boxing are her favourite pastimes.

Buderim

Kat Luckett

Practice Manager

Twin Waters

Kat Luckett

Practice Manager

Kat joins Medicrew with twenty years' experience in Medical Reception and Practice Management. Kat is excited about being back in general practice and is enjoying the patient contact after four years working in allied health. Kat finds her role rewarding and loves the challenge of ensuring excellence in patient care. When Kat is not at work she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and her cat.

Twin Waters

Jessica Lewis

Medical Receptionist

Twin Waters

Jessica Lewis

Medical Receptionist

Jess is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Nursing while working with the Medicrew team. Jess hopes to be a midwife or work in the emergency field after graduating. When she is not studying, Jess likes to climb Mt Coolum and walk her dog along the beach. Jess is an asset to Medicrew in every way.

Twin Waters

Krista Jane Simmons

Medical Receptionist

Buderim

Krista Jane Simmons

Medical Receptionist

Buderim

Thelmarie Neser

Medical Receptionist

Buderim/Twin Waters

Thelmarie Neser

Medical Receptionist

Thelmarie is a bright and bubbly mother of two and has worked as one of Medicrew’s medical receptionists since 2015. Thelmarie is also a third year nursing student at the University of the Sunshine Coast – nursing has been a passion of hers since the age of 9. Thelmarie just loves of all our beautiful patients and is always warm and compassionate with a ready smile. She hopes to eventually become a practice nurse with Medicrew and is even thinking about doing more study to become a Nurse Practitioner. One of Thelmarie’s favourite quotes is ‘Life is a journey, we have one, therefore we must live it to our fullest’.

Buderim/Twin Waters

Rachel Farinosi

Medical Receptionist

Beachmere

Rachel Farinosi

Medical Receptionist

Having recently graduated from high school, Rachel is new to the medical industry and is currently studying to become a Medical Assistant. Upon completion, Rachel hopes to assist patients in the treatment room with wound care, dressings and other minor procedures within her scope. Outside of work, Rachel likes to spend her time climbing mountains, riding dirt bikes, shopping, going out on the town and generally having a great time with her friends and family.

Beachmere

Allyson Eather

Medical Receptionist

Buderim

Allyson Eather

Medical Receptionist

A mother of three beautiful children, Allyson joined Buderim Medicrew in early 2017. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Ally brings to the team a bright and bubbly personality and years of experience interacting with people from all walks of life. Over the last few years she worked with Allied Health, inciting a passion for patient care and ensuring the highest quality healthcare for those in need. Townsville born and bred, Ally raised her family in New South Wales but has since returned to the Sunshine Coast and found a relaxed, welcoming and wonderful lifestyle she wouldn't give up for the world.

Buderim

Jenny Nielsen

Medical Receptionist

Beachmere

Jenny Nielsen

Medical Receptionist

Beachmere

Tracy Pollock

Medical Receptionist

Buderim

Tracy Pollock

Medical Receptionist

Before joining Medicrew, Tracy managed several high end retail fashion stores and worked in administration with a local business. Tracy is enjoying her role in medical reception and looks forward to ensuring all our patients are well cared for. In her spare time, Tracy loves to hone her interior design skills and spend time with her hubby and two grown up children.

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Kaila Armstrong

Medical Receptionist

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Kaila Armstrong

Medical Receptionist

Hailing from the small country town of Biloela in central Queensland, Kaila moved to the Sunny Coast two years ago and hasn't looked back since. Kaila's passion for working in the health industry lead her to complete a Certificate III in Health Administration. Kaila was placed with Medicrew Buderim for her vocational placement during this course and it didn't take long for management to recognise her skills and snap her up as an employee. Kaila has a miniature Dachshund and enjoys working out at Cross Fit Contessa.

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Harrison Innes

Medical Receptionist

Buderim

Harrison Innes

Medical Receptionist

Harrison is currently a senior at high school and works with Medicrew on weekends and some weekday evenings. Harrison is interested in music and festivals and would one day like to pursue a career in this field. However, he is enjoying learning about the medical world and loves welcoming patients to our Buderim clinic.

Buderim

Eileen Groves

Medical Receptionist

Twin Waters

Eileen Groves

Medical Receptionist

Prior to joining Medicrew, Eileen managed the canteen at Sunshine Beach State School and succeeded in making the business more profitable than ever before. This is attributable to her warmth and friendliness, her skills and sheer hard work. Outside of work, Eileen spend lots of time enjoying the beach and the outdoors with her gorgeous family. She’s a volunteer surf lifesaver as well as a passionate foodie and cook.

Twin Waters